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Trimble highlights its Saudi Arabia expansion plans

Saudi Arabia’s construction market is expected to reach US$91.36bn by 2029. (Image source: Trimble)

Trimble, a company in construction technology, is set to impact the construction industry in the GCC region ahead of Riyadh Expo 2030. With its range of solutions, the company is contributing to the development of projects in the region. Various construction companies are expected to use Trimble's solutions, as the company works to integrate its technologies into the GCC region’s construction market.

Using its experience in connected construction and Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology, Trimble has influenced the standards of large-scale construction project execution and completion. The company’s range of software services includes Tekla Structures, Tekla Structural Designer, Tekla Tedds, Tekla PowerFab, Tekla Model Sharing for Tekla Structures, and Trimble Connect.

Additionally, Trimble offers a variety of MEP products for project information management that improve workflows from the office to the field. The Common Data Environment, Viewpoint For Projects, is a construction management tool that helps businesses manage project documentation and communications. Viewpoint Field View reduces administrative work back in the office. Trimble’s software solutions have been useful in optimising operations, ensuring cost-effectiveness, and timely delivery of projects.

A growing market

According to reports, Saudi Arabia’s construction market is expected to reach US$91.36bn by 2029, up from an estimated US$70.33bn in 2024. With several projects planned, the market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.37% over the projected period. The market is currently driven by Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 national development policy, which aims to diversify and privatise the economy of the Kingdom.

The GCC’s construction market is anticipated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 5% between 2024 and 2029, from an estimated US$169.3bn in 2024 to US$216.8bn by 2029. The region’s project market is still active despite challenges such as inflation, geopolitical unrest, and global pandemics. Contractors, suppliers, and engineering firms are adapting to the changing market conditions by using technological innovations from companies like Trimble.

Paul Wallett, regional director of Trimble Solutions Middle East, said, “With the surging demand of construction projects for different purposes such as tourism, large scale events, economic plans and more, the Middle East and GCC region offers vast opportunities for innovation and growth in the sector. In this evolving industry landscape, our state-of-the-art construction technology solutions play a significant role. The tailor-made solutions aid in addressing unique challenges faced by projects in the dynamic industry landscape. Stakeholders can leverage innovative technological solutions by Trimble to improve productivity, optimise resource utilisation and deliver projects of exceptional quality with efficiency.” 

In line with Saudi Arabia’s aim to expand its economy, several significant projects are underway, which are expected to be completed before Expo 2030. These projects include Jeddah Tower, NEOM, Red Sea Global, Knowledge Economic City, King Abdullah Economic City, Masar Makkah, AlUla, and the Qiddiya project. The development of these projects presents opportunities for Trimble to showcase its solutions and contribute to their successful completion.

Currently, the Kingdom is accelerating Riyadh Metro’s development, a US$22.5bn project that will have six metro lines connecting 85 stations across a 176 km network. During its initial phase, the project is expected to streamline daily transportation for 1.2 million passengers and later expand to 3.6 million at its full capacity. The project, which uses Trimble’s technologies, is expected to be completed this year.

Trimble is involved in the Riyadh Metro project. In 2017, various hardware and software solutions provided by Trimble were used to implement the architectural structure of the Western Station, known for its ‘Sand dunes in the desert’ design. These solutions helped achieve the desired level of detail without a model-based design.